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8 Best Hotels for Exploring Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and it’s also one of the most beautiful cities in the state, with a lively downtown area and close proximity to natural attractions. Summer is a popular time for cruise ships that touch down in Juneau to see the sights and explore the area. Juneau is a fun town to check out on foot, but also make sure to spend some time at the local fjords, glaciers, restaurants, and breweries. To help you plan your trip, here are some great hotels to stay at in Juneau!

Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn & Spa Beautiful gardens at Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa
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Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn & Spa

One of the most beautiful and iconic places to stay in Juneau is the Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa, a AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel with bed and breakfast accommodations. The vibe is casual and welcoming, and the scenery is peaceful, private, and romantic. The hotel is near a glacial kettle pond and offers complimentary bikes, pond boats, barbecues, fishing equipment, evening hospitality hour, and summer breakfast for guests. This is also a great place to stay if you’d like help and recommendations for booking local excursions. All of the rooms here have fireplaces, kitchenettes, and lovely views. Meanwhile, some of the rooms have private whirlpool hot tubs and balconies. You can even book an onsite massage when you stay here to ease sore muscles after adventurous days of hiking and whale watching. Wedding and honeymoon packages are available for couples looking to tie the knot in the heart of the Tongass Rain Forest!

Four Points by Sheraton Four Points by Sheraton Juneau Double Guestroom
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Four Points by Sheraton

The Four Points hotel in Juneau has been recently renovated and is near the Gastineau Channel and the Alaska state government buildings. This is a seven-story hotel that has 106 rooms that overlook the channel, cruise ships, mountains, and city. Each of the rooms has a 42-inch flat screen TV, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, desk, and other amenities. McGivney’s Sports Bar and Grill is onsite and great for casual American dining, to watch sports, and to catch up with friends. The restaurant is located in the lobby and open daily. There’s also a fitness center here, self-parking is free, high speed internet access is free to use in all of the guest rooms and public areas, and laundry service is available too. Meeting and event space is also available for business travelers.

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Silverbow Inn

This is a boutique hotel in downtown Juneau that has just 11 guest rooms that are all unique and contemporarily decorated. Take your pick from the economy rooms, family room, queen room, or king room. The Silverbow Inn is located in a renovated historic building, has fast and free Wi-Fi, 450-thread-count sheets, organic breakfast options, and a rooftop hot tub with awesome views of the mountains. The building was originally constructed in 1898 as a bakery and is now owned by a husband and wife team from New York. The inn is near lots of hiking trails and entertainment options that you can walk to. Guests here love the daily cookie and cocoa happy hour, full breakfast included with the room rate, black-out drapes, complimentary candy bar after dinner, and fluffy towels. Grocery stores and over a dozen restaurants are within four blocks of the inn, the ferry terminal is 14 miles away, and the Juneau Airport is nine miles away.

Westmark Baranof 9th floor view from Westmark Baranof - Downtown Juneau
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Westmark Baranof

The Westmark Baranof is located in downtown Juneau as well and is in a historic building constructed in 1939. It’s near the waterfront and cruise ship docks, as well as boutique shops and government offices. It has an art deco design that’s elegant and also complimentary Wi-Fi, meeting room space, and 200 rooms and suites. Amenities here include the Bubble Room Restaurant & Lounge, Capital Café, Heritage Coffee Roasting Company Café, fitness center, limited complimentary parking, and a fitness center. Onsite you can enjoy fresh seafood, craft cocktails, sandwiches, and delicious coffee. Room service is also available here. When you stay at this Westmark hotel, it’s easy to visit Glacier Bay National Park, the Mount Roberts Tramway, Chilkat Theater, Mendenhall Glacier, and other top attractions in the area.

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Travelodge Hotel Juneau

Travelodge is a familiar hotel chain all across America, but the one in Juneau is really top-notch. This hotel is near the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and it’s just a quarter-mile away from the Juneau airport. If you’re looking for convenience and affordability, then this is a great accommodation pick in the capital city. Here you’ll find an indoor pool, free airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a bar. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Travelodge Sports Lounge here offer a 15 percent discount for hotel guests looking for a causal dining atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. At this Travelodge there is also parking for buses, trucks, and RVs, cribs and rollaway beds are available, and there’s access to a fitness center too.

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Alaskan Hotel & Bar

The Alaskan Hotel & Bar is a historic landmark that was built in 1913 in the style of the late Victorian Queen Anne. This is a centrally located hotel option that has a turn-of-the-century bar with lots of live music and activity all throughout the year. Plan to stay here if you love concerts and are looking for entertainment close by. At the hotel, you can book a suite that’s designed like an efficiency apartment, a room with a private bath, or a room with a shared bath and amenities.

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Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed

Another great hotel in a historic building is the Best Western in Juneau. This hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast, Grandma’s Restaurant, a therapy pool, meeting facilities, and accessibility features. All of the rooms have single queen feather beds, spa/Jacuzzi access, 24-hour courtesy airport shuttle, room service, refrigerators, and other amenities.

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Alaska's Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast

This historic bed and breakfast home was built in 1906 and is furnished with antiques and beautiful reproductions to transport you to another time and place. The breakfasts served here are absolutely delicious, refreshments are served before dinner, and there’s a bottomless cookie jar that accompanies afternoon tea service. You’ll be in a historic and residential neighborhood that overlooks downtown Juneau when you stay here, so it’s easy to walk to lots of the local hiking trails and specialty shops nearby.

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